By Barrett Bowlin

Barrett Bowlin teaches fiction & film classes at Binghamton University, where he spends a lot of time listening to '80s New Wave between classes. He's published (or soon will be) in places like Hobart, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, PANK, and War, Literature, & the Arts, among others. He writes angry things sometimes over at Twitter (@barrettbowlin).

  1. “You can’t escape anything in a small town. The town knows everything, and not enough. All the guys you slept with, but not which ones you loved. It makes you up from pieces, glimpses of you seen around, at the firemen’s field days, the bar, the drive-thru.”

    —from the first chapter of Pashley’s The Scamp, out this August from Tin House Books

    “Gritty, seductive, and completely mesmerizing, Jennifer Pashley’s debut novel limns a